Tech investment will take Haverhill firm to the next level
One of the UK’s longest established garment screen print, embroidery and digital print service providers has appointed a new IT director as part of its strategic investment in technology.
David Bailey has joined Screenworks, in Haverhill having previously held IT or CIO roles at businesses including KPMG, Singapore and ITC Luxury Travel. He also works as a part-time IT director.
As part of this new IT department, Screenworks has created an internal role of IT manager for long-standing team member Dan Porter.
Duncan Gilmour, managing director at Screenworks, said: “We’re delighted to welcome David to the team. He has already made some significant changes, as we work towards even higher efficiency levels.
“Standing still is not possible, nor do we just want to keep ‘up-to-date’.
“David is now investigating cutting-edge technologies to create real change in the business as well as marking the way forward for our industry.”
David said: “There are two fundamental ways to improve business, through the people, or through technology.
“At Screenworks, the team and people are already great and very skilled at what they do.
“This huge investment in technology will have a real impact and make big differences within two to three years. It’s not enough to keep up-to-date in today’s world, you need to be ahead of the curve to flourish.”
David is introducing into Screenworks an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) suite of software.
He added: “Our current focus is on introducing automation in order to underpin and act as a building block for the future of technology in the business.
“This focus on automation will reduce potential errors, improve customer service efficiencies and develop better reporting so the team can mitigate risk.
“My job is to make the team’s work easier by digitising and improving on efficiency in a way that only technology can do.”
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